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What is molasses?

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Question: What is molasses?
What is molasses?
Answer: Molasses is a delicious by-product which is extracted during the sugar cane refining process used to make sugar crystals. The sugar cane is crushed to remove the juice which is then boiled vigorously. Machines utilize centrifugal force to extract the sugar crystals from the syrup. The remaining syrup becomes molasses.

The flavor and color of molasses varies depending on how early or late in the process the molasses is extracted. In Britain and Eurupe, molasses is often referred to as black treacle.

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